The Fountain Theatre is a non-profit producing organization established in 1990 by co-Artistic Directors Deborah Lawlor and Stephen Sachs dedicated to providing a nurturing, creative home for multi-ethnic theatre and dance artists.
Housed in a charming two-story complex in Hollywood, California, the Fountain has grown into one of the most successful of the smaller venues in the busy Los Angeles theatre world. With the addition of Producing Director/Dramaturg Simon Levy and Producer/Director Bennett Bradley (in 1993), the Fountain Theatre has an artistic staff with a wealth of experience that is quickly bringing the theatre’s work to the attention of larger and larger audiences.
The Fountain Theatre’s activities include a year-round season of fully-produced new and established plays (30 world premieres and 29 U.S., West Coast, Southern California or Los Angeles premieres in 20 years, each reflecting a unique cultural voice and serving a distinctive ethnic community), a full season of multi-ethnic dance, the foremost presenters of Flamenco in Los Angeles, a New Plays developmental series, Educational Outreach Programs, and national/international tours. To date, Fountain Theatre productions have won more than 200 awards for all areas of production, performance, and design. And Fountain Theatre projects have been seen in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Seattle, Chicago, Florida, New Jersey, Minneapolis, London, and Edinburgh, among other cities and countries.
The Fountain has been honored with a Certificate of Appreciation from the Los Angeles City Council for demonstrating years of artistic excellence and “enhancing the cultural life of Los Angeles.” As well as the Hollywood Arts Council’s “Charlie” Award for Live Theatre and Significant Artistic Contribution to Hollywood.